Rains recede in D-K, Kodagu

Rains recede in D-K, Kodagu

Heavy downpours across Shivamogga district; two drown in Udupi

Rains recede in D-K, Kodagu

Heavy rains which pounded Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu districts on Sunday, receded on Monday. However, incessant rains continued to lash parts of Shivamogga district.

The Dakshina Kannada district has received 94.3 mm of rainfall in the last 24 year. Shamsheera, a Class 7 student was washed away in flood waters at Nekkilady in Uppinangady. A fishermen drowned while fishing in Panchagangavali river at Gangolli in Kundapura. The deceased has been identified as Yogendra Devadiga (30). The body was retrieved by the fire service personnel late in the evening.

Two persons drowned in two separate incidents in Udupi on Sunday night. The deceased have been identified as Sathish Shetty (32), a resident of Mala in Karkala and Sridhar Shenoy (75) of Moodabettu. Shetty died when he lost control over the car he was driving and the vehicle into a river at Mattu in Katpady of Udupi district. Co-passenger Prashanth swam to the shore. As the river was overflowing, the local residents had a tough time pulling the car to the shore. Shenoy died when he accidentally slipped and fell into a stormwater drain in Moodubettu. 

Madikeri, Napoklu, Kushalnagar, Siddapura, Srimangala, Shanthalli received good rains.
In the last 24 hours, Bhagamandala has received 10.2 cm rainfall followed by Sampaje—7.5 cm, Madikeri—6.9 cm and Napoklu—5 cm. The water level in Harangi reservoir stood at 2856.67 feet. The inflow of water was 9,253 and 10,581 cusecs water was released into the river. The water level in rivers at Sringeri, Kalasa and Balehonnur has also gone down. In the last 24 hours, Kerekatte received highest of 220 mm rainfall.

Incessant rains continued to lash several parts of the district on Monday. Hosanagar, Thirthahalli and Sagar received good spell of rain. But the intensity was bit less compared with the last a few days. Holiday was declared for schools and colleges in Thirthahalli and Hosanagar taluks. Intermittent rains lashed Bhadravathi, Shikaripur, Sorab and Shivamogga.

Hulikal received record rainfall of 316 mm, followed by Agumbe-283 mm, Mastikatte-271 mm, Yadur-228 mm, Hosanagar-157.20 mm and Thirthahalli-125.8 mm. Rivers and waterbodies are flowing above the danger mark in Thirthahalli taluk. The road connecting Shivamogga and Thirthahalli near Mandagadde on NH-13 was under water.

The vehicular movement between Bidaragodu and Sringeri in Chikkamagaluru district was disrupted as the River Malathi is flowing above Nabala bridge. Following the heavy rainfall in Sringeri, the river Tunga is in full spate and Rama mantap is submerged in Thirthahalli town. Water level in Linganamakki dam rose to 1779.20 against the maximum level of 1819 feet as catchment area of the dam received rainfall of 93.20mm.

The inflow of water was  69798.00 cusecs. Water level in Bhadra dam rose to 161.40 against the maximum level of 186.00 feet as catchment area of the dam received rainfall of 42.60 mm.

The inflow of water was 25924.00 cusecs.  Tunga dam reached its brim. As much as 58,120 cusecs of water was released from crest gates of the dam.

After long dry spell, occasional monsoon showers are lashing the city and many parts of the district since Sunday. Sky remained overcast in most parts of the district.
Bydagi town in Haveri received good rains.


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